Daily Archives: Friday January 31st, 2020

Build your teaching resume

The Faculty of Medicine has a dedicated strategy to contribute to the best possible learning conditions for the students. Competence building of teaching staff is done through courses, seminars and prepared guidelines under the auspices of the Unit for Learning.

Teaching experience is now given greater importance when evaluating candidates for permanent scientific positions. What was previously called “basic pedagogical competence” has now been renamed “basic educational competence”; the content of which is summarized in national guidelines. At UiB, educational basic competence is normally achieved by completing a program for university pedagogics equivalent to 20 credits, but it is also possible to apply for an equivalent qualification on by the folder alternative.

This option may be relevant for many because education skills are now required before being employed as professor. For associate professorships, you still have 2 years to gain such expertise, but having this in place at the time of application is a strength. It can be problematic for people in, for example in a full hospital position to dedicate time for extensive educational courses. For these then the folder alternative might be a good option. The folder should contain a self-declaration of educational skills and overviews of completed teaching, teaching planning, courses – on the whole, everything that you have done related to teaching can be registered. Unit for learning organizes workshop on educational folder building, University pedagogics for medicine and health sciences, Introductory course for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows (PHDPED900), Introduction to medical and health sciences didactics (MEDDID601) and the seminar series Pedagogical supplement which all count in folder. It is therefore important that both UiB and HUS staff involved in teaching take care to register and build their folder. I strongly believe this will also improve teaching for the students!

Have a great weekend when that time comes.


New escape route in the laboratory building and mustering space

Helse Bergen has changed the escape routes in the laboratory building, so that several floors will evacuate through 1M instead of through 8th Floor. This applies to the stairwell tower towards Ulriken. Changes have been made to the signage in the tower, and floors 7 and downwards will now evacuate through 1M. Please note the arrows in the stairwell.

When exiting through 1M you come out at the post reception, and you shall move away from the building, towards the emergency room.

When construction work starts in the parking lot outside the eighth floor in March, evacuation through the area is taken care of, but the new mustering space will be in the parking lot at Ulriksbanen.

Please take responsibility for your own safety: Familiarize yourself with your nearest escape route.

Apply for the Peder Sather Grant (UC Berkeley)

The Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study awards grant to research projects that foster the development of new research collaborations between faculty at the University of California, Berkeley and Norwegian academic institutions. Deadline for applications is April 1st. Read more about the grant and the application process: https://sathercenter.berkeley.edu/peder-sather-grant/peder-sather-grant-application-guidelines-2019-2020/

Day Zero at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen – a festival of sustainable thinking

Day Zero will take place: Wednesday 5th February 08-21

Day Zero is the first day of the annual SDG Conference in Bergen. This will be an informal kick-off for the conference. The events are mainly aimed at students and staff in the university sector, and participation is free (except for the reception).

The events include workshops, panel debates, lectures, scientific poster displays and more at Kvarteret and the Student Centre (Studentsenteret). Day Zero wraps up with an informal reception at Kvarteret, which includes the metal science opera Fish to Mars, and a public debate at Litteraturhuset.

See entire programme here: https://www.uib.no/en/sdgconference/128007/day-zero-wednesday-5-february-2020

Survey on information literacy for post-graduate students

Dear post-graduate students

Will you contribute to our research on information literacy? We need post-graduate students and postdocs to answer a 10-minute survey. The study was originally designed for undergraduate students, so the topics might be familiar to you.

By answering this survey you are contributing to our research on information literacy (IL) and to future IL-instruction for all students.

Link to the English survey: https://uitpsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9RMeuj03SC23BNH

Thank you for your participation!

Kind regards,

Ellen Nierenberg, research fellow, and Mina Taaje, Bachelor student, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Norwegian: Professor Rebecca Cox om coronaviruset

Les nyhetssaken fra UiB der Rebecca Cox svarer på ti kjappe om coronaviruset.                           Merk: Nyhetssaken ble først publisert 24.01.20, og siden intervjuet ble gjort har Verdens Helseorganisasjon erklært global folkehelsekrise som følge av coronavirus-utbruddet.

Professor Rebecca Cox ved Klinisk institutt 2 er ekspert på virus og vaksiner. Foto/ill.: Wikipedia og Kim E. Andreassen

PhD defense – Caroline Benedicte Nitter Engen

Caroline Benedicte Nitter Engen will defend her PhD thesis on Friday 14th February 2020

Trial lecture: Friday 14th February 2020 at 09.15.
Topic: “Stem cell transplant in treatment of non-hematological disease. Background, evidence, and future perspectives”
Place: Auditorium, Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28

Public defense: Friday 14th February 2020 at 11.15.
Title of dissertation: “Exploring the boundaries of precision haemato-oncology – The case of FLT3 length mutated acute myeloid leukaemia”                                                                                        Place: Auditorium, Armauer Hansens Hus, Haukelandsveien 28

1st opponent: Professor Gunnar Juliusson, Lund University, Sverige
2nd opponent: Professor Marta Bertolaso, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italia
3rd member of the comittee: Førsteamanuensis Marianne Aanerud, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor II Tore Elling Ulvestad

PhD defense – Hilde Valen Wæhle

Hilde Valen Wæhle will defend her PhD thesis on Friday 14th February 2020

Trial lecture: Friday 14th February 2020 at 11.30.
Topic: “Clinical teamwork – an overview of concepts, research and importance for patient safety”
Place: Stort auditorium, HUS, Jonas Lies vei 65

Public defense: Friday 14th February 2020 at 13.15.
Title of dissertation: “Impact of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist implementation on perioperative work and risk perceptions. A process evaluation by use of quantitative and qualitative methods”                                                                                                                                      Place: Stort auditorium, HUS, Jonas Lies vei 65

1st opponent: Professor Rhona H. Flin, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
2nd opponent: Professor Jan Frich, Universitetet i Oslo
3rd member of the comittee: Professor Anne Berit Guttormsen, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by professor Hans Flaatten

PhD defense – Hilde Renate Engerud

Hilde Renate Engerud will defend her PhD thesis on Friday 14th February 2020

Trial lecture: Friday 7th February 2020 at 09.15.
Topic: “Targeted therapy in gynecological cancer – current status and future directions”
Place: Auditorium KK, Jonas Lies vei 92

Public defense: Friday 7th February 2020 at 11.15.
Title of dissertation: “Molecular markers to predict prognosis and guide therapy in endometrial cancer”                                                                                                                                 Place: Auditorium KK, Jonas Lies vei 92

1st opponent: professor Alain Zeimet, Medisinsk Universitet i Innsbruck, Østerrike
2nd opponent: professor II Ben Davidson, Universitetet i Oslo
3rd member of the committee: post.doc. Marie Holm Solheim, Universitetet i Bergen

The defense will be led by  professor Roland Jonsson

This week’s employee – Kjerstin Jakobsen

Can you tell us something about your daily tasks and work in general?

I am a senior technician and contact person at 5th floor in the Laboratory building.

At the 5th floor there are several research groups. I work for Broegelmann’s Research Laboratory (BRL), which is led by Roland Jonsson.

BRL´s main research fields are autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, RA and psoriasis and schizophrenia. We work closely with hospital departments such as Rheumatology, Skin, ENT and Psychiatric clinic. From the departments, we receive patient samples that are processed and collected in a biobank for ongoing and future studies.

My job is to take care of the samples from the departments. I also contribute with laboratory analyses to many projects and help new master students and PhD fellows get started in the lab. In addition, I contribute to the immunology courses for medical students and other practical courses held at the 5th floor in the Laboratory building, place orders and look after the general operation of the laboratory.

I thrive at work and hope my contribution to the researchers will benefit the patients sometime.

New publications

Here are recent publications with contributions from K2 based on last week’s search on PubMed (and optionally articles that have not been included in previous lists). This time the list includes in total 7 recent publications. The entries appear in the order they were received from NCBI. If you have publications that are not included in this or previous lists, please send the references to Oda Barth Vedøy.

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